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352. Mohammad Ilyas Babar

Dronacharya Award Winner

Mohammad Ilyas Babar (died at the age of 76 on July 30, 2002, Hyderabad, India) was an Indian athletic coach.
Babar was born in Gulbarga in Karnataka. He became an outstanding university athlete in Hyderabad and was the state champion in 110m hurdles between 1950 and 1957, and in long jump. He graduated in commerce from the Osmania University.

He obtained a diploma in coaching from the National Institute of Sports in Patiala in 1961. He coached for a while in Secunderabad before moving to Delhi. There he joined the Rajputana Rifles and served until 1999.
His trainees included Jagmal Singh, BV Satyanarayana, BS Barua, Sriram Singh, Tarlok Singh, Charles Borromeo, Bagicha Singh, Harlal Singh, Ram Narayan Singh and Geeta Zutshi. Between them, they won 17 gold medals in Asian Games and Asian Track and Field meets, three Padma Shri and five Arjuna awards. Sriram Singh finished seventh in the 800m in the Montreal Olympics and set an Indian record that still stands.
Babar was given the Dronacharya Award in 1994. In the 1978 Asian Games in Bangkok he was voted as the Best coach in Asia by a panel of international experts and presented with the Adidas Golden Shoe. He died three days after undergoing a surgery for stomach ulcer.

Source : Wikipedia

1 comment:

  1. Babar sahab is the only coach under him his students won 19 gold medal at Asian games. But,so far he has not received a single yard of land r anything.its totally injustice with him and his family.widow old lady wife of babar sahab visited many times to asad uddin owais and secretariat but,they not done anything....shame on these government and leaders